Salary and Terms: Full-time, nine month* tenure track position. Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience
Appointment Date: August 15, 2022
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Description: SMSU's Assistant Professor of Culinology is a full-time, tenure track faculty position.
Teach and coordinate the courses and curricula for SMSU's BS degree in Culinology, including basic food science, food chemistry, food processing, quality, regulation, sensory analysis, and product development classes and labs.
Engage in other activities to support both the Culinology and Hospitality Management program and its majors.
Meet the expectations of a full-time SMSU faculty member, as defined in the MinnState-IFO Agreement.
Participate fully in the activities and programs of SMSU's Agriculture, Culinology and Hospitality Management (ACHM) department.
Fulfill the expectations of a full-time SMSU faculty member in the Culinology Program in accord with SMSU's Assessment and Strategic Plans, as well as our Mission, Vision and Values.
The position will engage in scholarly and creative activity, continuing preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and serve the SMSU community.
SMSU, in its commitment to meeting the service needs of the region, expects faculty to engage in regional service, education or study as part of their community service responsibility.
Master's degree in Food Science or a closely-related field.
Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Three years of industry experience.
Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.
Superior written and communication skills.
Clear evidence of ongoing professional development.
Strong interest in student learning, growth and advancement.
Proven disposition toward community and university service.
Must have an understanding and appreciation for liberal education.
Student-centered approach to education and a commitment to helping grow the Culinology program.
Ph.D. in Food Science or closely related field.
Five years of industry experience.
Demonstrated abilities/competence in instructional technology; online instruction and commitment to interdisciplinary education.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and strong student/faculty relationships. We area a public institution offering over 50 majors and minors and four master's degrees. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 14,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
SMSU offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, as well as a variety of other benefits as defined by the individual Collective Bargaining Agreements or Plans. For information on our benefits including Medical and Dental Insurance; Life Insurance; Disability and Long-Term Care; Pre-Tax Benefits; and Health and Wellness, please refer to SEGIP's website http://mn.gov/mmb/segip/index.jsp For information on Minnesota State's Retirement Plan(s), please go to: http://www.minnstate.edu/system/hr/employees/retirement/index.html
Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare students for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.